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take exception

To strongly disagree with or take offense at something. If that's what you're saying, then yes, I take exception. Excuse me, but I take exception to being characterized as some sort of opportunist, just because I happened to make some good investments before the economy collapsed.
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take exception

 (to something)
1. to take offense at something. I must take exception to your remark. Sue took exception to Fred's characterization of Bill as a cheapskate.
2. to disagree with something. I have to take exception to the figure you quoted. The manager took exception to the statement about having only three employees.
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take exception

To express opposition by argument; object to: took exception to the prosecutor's line of questioning.
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Spain striker Costa took exception to a challenge from Brazil playmaker Oscar and responded in kind before a confrontation was swiftly diffused.
The former captain is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(a) Punching or striking an opponent, when he took exception with being tugged back by Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez.
When I took exception to this, the scouser screamed at me: "Dontcher know who I am?" I replied "Yes, I do know who you are but don't care" and her security guards physically removed me from the restaurant and then dumped my girlfriend on the street beside me, and the owner barred me for causing a scene.
Hull's owners Assem and Ehab Allam took exception to the comments and confirmed Barmby's dismissal, claiming the former England international has misled fans with his comments.
She said: "The defendant took exception to the complainant speaking to his girlfriend and giving her a hug.
Ferguson took exception to Keane criticising United's youngsters after the club's Champions League exit.
They took exception to being asked by a security guard to refrain from smoking.
Jonathan Laws took exception when David Sunden asked him to settle a pounds 50 debt.
Dowie took exception to Pardew's comments and said: "I'm surprised West Ham have come out...
Thomas and Margaret Robinson took exception to Desmond Clark's driving as they travelled on Whickham Bank, Gateshead, in their Vauxhall Cavalier.
But it seems there were a few Cameron Diaz took exception to and chucked out.
Police spokeswoman Sgt Sue Swift said: ''Mr Hudson was quite correct in giving out the ticket but the driver took exception.
Not surprisingly, the archdiocese took exception to this campaign and ordered all four Catholic schools participating in the program to stop.
However, she took exception to his statement, "In our tradition we do not approach the communion table in any old way."
The local stewards took exception to the unplaced run of Top Of The Left after the lightly raced eight-year-old was beaten just over 32 lengths into seventh by Vanormix in a novice hurdle after appearing to be tenderly handled by conditional Tom Siddall up the home straight.